Signature Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Woodinville

The Most Common Causes of Dry Mouth

Jun 16, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Dry Mouth General Dentistry

Some of the common causes of dry mouth (xerostomia) include anxiety, dehydration, the natural aging process, and oral cancer.

Stop Bad Breath: Know the Causes and Treatment Options

Jun 6, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Bad Breath Tooth Decay Gum Disease

Don't let bad breath control your life. Learn the causes and seek treatment for this condition today.


Jun 4, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS

Hi Everyone.  This is Dr. Cristin Dowd with Signature Smiles.  I just attended the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists annual meeting in Seattle a week ago and want to share with you some pearls on how to handle knocked out teeth.  

As a mother of two active children, I'm well aware that accidents and not-so-accidents can happen on the sports field, playing with dogs, and anything involving kids.   So if you ever find yourself as the first responder to a "knocked out tooth", stay cucumber cool like the mom and dad that you are, and follow these guidelines.  

Advanced Dental Care at Signature Smiles

May 18, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

At Signature Smiles, we offer advanced dental care, including the use of state-of-the-art dental technology.

A Healthy Smile Could Be an Indicator of a Healthy Heart

May 8, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: General Dentistry Tooth Decay Restorative Dentistry

Did you know that your oral health is intimately related to your heart health? And that the quality of your dental care influences your whole body?

Candidates Who Can Benefit from a Dental Bridge

Apr 18, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Dental Bridges Dental Implants Restorative Dentistry

At Signature Smiles, dental bridges are one restorative dental treatment that allows patients to rebuild their smiles after tooth loss.

Why Porcelain Veneers Are Considered Instant Orthodontics

Apr 8, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover

Porcelain dental veneers offer quick and dramatic results, which is why some cosmetic dentists refer to them as instant orthodontics.

The Benefits of Dentist-Supervised Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Mar 21, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Teeth Whitening Tooth Discoloration Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional teeth whitening treatment is more effective than over-the-counter dental bleaching kits. Dentist-supervised cosmetic procedures are most ideal.

Porcelain Veneers Replacement: What You Should Know

Mar 11, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain dental veneers will need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years. Wear and tear, tooth decay, and damage make the process necessary.

Types of Tooth Discoloration

Feb 20, 2015 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Tooth Discoloration Teeth Whitening Cosmetic Dentistry

Extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related dental stains are kinds of tooth discoloration of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry can bleach these stains.

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